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CRAZY GAMING FACT #1: Uniracers. Protective game, or racist hypocrite?

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by , 17th March 2009 at 07:06 PM (1056 Views)
The game Uniracers for the SNES is a game by DMA Design. They are best known for creating Lemmings under their old name, but under their new name, Rockstar North, their most popular game series is one of a vastly different nature.

Uniracers is a game involving racing Unicycles and doing stunts and shit. Very fun. There is an option in the game to rename the various Unicycles. However, it will reject certain names, telling you they are "not cool enough".



The list of unusable names is made up of a wide variety things, from profanity (big and small) to weird stuff, viewable in its entirety at the offset 0x187C5 in a hex editor.



And a full list of that, free of weird formating...

shit
fuck
damn
bastard
cunt
arse
bottom
twat
butt
wank
prick
licker
jism
jizz
face
crap
piss
penis
head
bloody
hellfire
bitch
bum
cretin
poof
homo
lesbian
dike
dyke
toss
ass
fudgepacker
come
gonad
bugger
anal
breath
beaver
satan
sega
sonic
sperm
shag
gleet
smeg
felch
clit
jerk
spew
barf
puke
masturbate
handjob
blowjob
weener
pork
screw
genital
scrotum
ball
cream
dildo
vibr
ringpiece
hardon
boner
stiff
erection
knob
sphincter
rectum
What's even dumb is that no matter what surrounds it, if it is found in a name, it's not allowed. Sure, it prevents things like dumbass, but it also disallows screamer.

But even dumber, many profane words are unaccounted for. I could call a Unicycle "Titty", or "Vagina", or "Nigger". But god forbid if I want to call a Unicycle "Fudgepacker"! Never mind the fact that there isn't even enough space to name it that in the first place! Also, note how "Sega" and "Sonic" are not allowed, as a swipe at Nintendo's competition. The 16-Bit era was an intense console war indeed.

Back to the stupid, though. Besides the words that are too long to use in the first place (the limit is 8 characters), there are also words that are surprisingly tame or uncommon, especially against what they could've been preventing. Want to name your Unicycle "Bum"? Well that's too damn bad. Want to call it "Cretin"? That's also too damn bad. "Bugger"? Too damn bad.



But all this? Fuck yeah, go for it man! Note how "Weener" is not okay, but "Cock" and "Dick" are okay. Same goes for "Homo" and "Faggot". "Come", a legimate word is not fine, but the more-common-for-the-other-definition "Cum" is fine. "Hardon" is not okay, but if you put proper spacing, it's okay. This game's logic of names "not cool enough" hurts my head. And this is the company that would later go on to make Grand Theft Auto, so you'd expect they'd know to cover for those words.

By the way, while you can't call your Unicycle "Barf", the final opponent, the Anti-Uni, has an ability called Barf Mode that may activate (among other effects) if it touches you. It causes the background to move really fast.



Why would they use one of their own forbidden words? I know the Anti-Uni is supposed to be evil and all, though how evil isn't touched on (it just says it's arrested at the end), but come on! This may not seem like much in itself, but when you consider that they clearly forgot some dirty words earlier in favor of some harmless ones, this is clearly nothing more than sheer hypocracy!

You're probably wondering why there are two of the same Uni there. Well, the one on the left is the "real" Anti-Uni. The one in the middle is me. Normally, you're not allowed to use the computer controlled unis. So how did I do it? Find out...next time!

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  1. Tina's Avatar
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    ...fudgepacker? Also, wtf at "poof" being on there. And ball. XD

    Man, I feel so immature for laughing so hard at this... but... wow. XD
  2. dukeburger's Avatar
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    This is the best thing ever. I want this game.
  3. Nekusagi's Avatar
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    A part of me just b0rked.
  4. Æsahættr's Avatar
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    Funny thing is, 'dyke' means a small channel in the side of a volcano that lava flows from before it reaches the crater.

    I think the literal meaning of the word is quite bad-ass, and I can never use it anywhere.

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